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Viking stations to cover Hull City matches
Posted by Radio Today Staff

Viking stations to cover Hull City matches

Bauer Media’s Viking FM and Viking 2 are to provide coverage of all Hull City’s games in the 2016/17, both home and away.

Commentaries of the Premier League team will be on Viking 2 whilst Viking FM plays a part of the match day experience at the KCOM stadium.

Owen Ryan, Group Content Director, Bauer City Network “This is an incredibly exciting partnership with the potential to significantly increase the reach of our brands and open up new commercial partner opportunities. The wide-ranging deal brings the power of the Bauer City Network and Hull City FC together with a shared vision of delivering outstanding family entertainment to the region.”

The station continues: “Few football clubs have the ability to win promotion back the Premier League at the first time of asking, but that’s exactly what Hull City achieved last season and this year Viking will be there every step of the way.”

Kenny Everett returns to BBC Radio Solent
Posted by Roy Martin

Kenny Everett returns to BBC Radio Solent

Two of Kenny Everett’s BBC Radio Solent radio shows from 45 years ago are being rebroadcast to mark 21 years since his passed away.

Also, Kenny On The Solent, hosted by Richard Skinner, will be a celebration of Kenny Everett’s time on the station. The special programme will hear from his friends and colleagues about why a broadcasting legend ended up on a radio station on the South Coast.

It will also feature exclusive rediscovered material from his time on local commercial radio in Portsmouth by Andy Ferris from Radio Victory, who discovered the master tapes in a collection of reels he bought.

Senior Producer Richard Latto said: “We’ve managed to track down two of Kenny Everett’s BBC Radio Solent shows. They haven’t been heard in over 45 years so I’m digitising them so we can rebroadcast them.”

The tribute to Everett will air on Bank Holiday, August 29 at 12pm, hosted by Richard Skinner (his first show back at Solent since 1973!). It will include the two full shows from the Radio Solent archive.

Jim White to replace Colin Murray at talkSPORT
Posted by Roy Martin

Jim White to replace Colin Murray at talkSPORT

Sky presenter Jim White is taking over Colin Murray’s mid-morning on talkSPORT from September 5th.

Colin left the station because he says he is unable to work with the company once it comes under the control of News Corp.

In other changes at the Wireless Group station, Former England Manager Stuart Pearce and Danny Murphy have signed up for weekly slots.

Jim White: “I’ve always been a huge fan of talkSPORT and look forward to working alongside established broadcasters like Alan Brazil and Darren Gough. Of course I’m combining this new opportunity with my role at Sky Sports – can’t wait to get started!”

Stuart Pearce has taken on a new weekly Saturday role which kicked off earlier this month, presenting the station’s Premier League football coverage alongside current talkSPORT commentator Sam Matterface. Pearce, who has joined the talkSPORT presenting team on numerous occasions previously, most recently for UEFA EURO 2016™, will then be joined by Danny Kelly to co-host talkSPORT’s phone-in show, now named Full-Time Phone In (Saturdays, 7.30pm-10pm), previously hosted by Stan Collymore.

Danny Murphy will join Saggers to dissect the weekend’s football stories every Monday evening, co-hosting talkSPORT’s Kick Off (7pm to 10pm) each week.

Liam Fisher, National Radio Controller for Wireless Group, talkSPORT’s owner, said: “talkSPORT has always invested in great presenters who really understand sport and can bring our listeners content that is informative, opinionated and good-humoured. Jim is going to be a brilliant addition to the team and his transfer expertise is something that we think will really get people tuning in to hear.

“To also have the likes of Stuart Pearce and Danny Murphy signing up for a regular talkSPORT slot brings a fresh new look to live matchday coverage and post-match phone-ins that we think our listeners are going to enjoy.”

Jim will be continuing his work with Sky Sports.

 

Pulse 1 presenters get locked up in a shop window
Posted by Roy Martin

Pulse 1 presenters get locked up in a shop window

Danny Mylo and Rosie Madison are currently locked up in a shop window in the Piazza Shopping Centre in Huddersfield where they have to stay until further notice.

They’re doing it to raise money for Kirkwood Hospice and will not be released until the station allows them to.

Pulse 1 has set up a complete studio in the shop window, and the daily breakfast show is being broadcast from the venue each weekday.

The duo are keeping listeners updated via Facebook Live videos on the Pulse 1 Facebook page and on-air.

And it’s Danny’s birthday today – so help them get home by texting SHOP55 followed by the amount you wish to donate (e.g. £5) to 70070!

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